MassSAVE (Electric) - Commercial Retrofit Program (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name MassSAVE (Electric) - Commercial Retrofit Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Installer/Contractor, Institutional, Local Government, Schools, State Government, Builder/Developer
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, LED Exit Signs, Evaporative Coolers, Vending Machine Controls, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Dual Enthalpy Economizer, Demand Control Ventilation, Refrigerated Dryers, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Fluorescent Systems: $10-$50/fixture

High and Low Bay Fluorescents: Up to $100/fixture
LED Interior: $15-$50/fixture
LED Exterior: $150/fixture
Daylighting and Occupancy Sensors: $20-$60/control
VSDs: $3,000-$15,300
Chillers: $10-$20/ton + $1.25-$3.50/ton each 0.1 EER point above or kW/ton point below minimum criteria
Air Compressors: $180-$205/(HP Load/No Load); $210-$280/HP Variable Speed or Displacement
HVAC: Varies widely
Vending Machines: $30-$75/unit
Vending Misers: $45 - $115
Energy Management Systems: $200-$300/point

Eligible System Size Air Compressors: 15-75 HP
Equipment Requirements VSDs: Motors must operate a minimum of 2,000 hours annually.
Start Date 2011-01-01

Installation Requirements Contact MassSAVE for information on pre-approval requirements

Maximum Incentive 50% of cost of upgraded equipment, or an amount that buys down the cost of the project to a 1.5 year simple payback.

Program Administrator Cape Light Compact, Unitil, National Grid, NSTAR, Western Massachusets Electric

References DSIRE[1]


MassSAVE organizes commercial, industrial, and institutional conservation services for programs administered by Massachusetts electric companies, gas companies and municipal aggregators. These utilities include Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, The Berkshire Gas Company, Cape Light Compact, National Grid, New England Gas Company, NSTAR, Unitil, and Western Massachusetts Electric Company. The programs are available to all customers which have a facility that buys its power from one of MassSAVE's member companies. Customers must notify their MassSAVE program administrator technical representative to arrange a pre-approval process. Custom applications require documentation and pre-approval of all measures.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Mass Save

Address 40 Washington Street
Address 2 Suite 2000
Place Westborough, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 01581
Phone (800) 632-8300
Phone 2 (877) 883-1759
Email efficiency@*yourutilitynamehere*.com

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"